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Bisimoto planning monster Hyundai Sonata project for SEMA

September 23, 2014

Hyundai is planning to unveil an insane Sonata-based show car for the upcoming SEMA show in Las Vegas. It’s being put together with the help of Bisimoto.

Bisimoto Hyundai Sonata SEMA 2014

Bisimoto has developed projects together with Hyundai for the SEMA show now for three years running. The mission for the latest project is to create the most powerful Sonata ever, using the standard 2.4-litre engine as a base.

The plan is to completely rebuild the 2.4 ‘Theta II’ engine, giving it forged pistons, conrods, and a high-revving camshaft and valvetrain, and pressurise it all with a mega turbocharger. This will equate to 528kW according to Bisimoto. Bisi Ezerioha, owner and chief engineer at Bisimoto Engineering, said,

“Outrageous power is nothing without reliability, and it was a firm goal to retain the reliability that Hyundai is known for. After hundreds of hours of testing, failure analysis and prototyping, 18 new products will be engineered and produced in house to produce 708 horsepower from the Sonata.”

To make sure the rest of the car can handle the power there will be a full roll cage installed, Progress coil-over suspension, a Bisimoto Action Ironman clutch, special ARP wheel studs, and a set of Fifteen52 18-inch alloy wheels.

Inside will be stripped out, with a Racepack IQ3 dash installed, AEM sideband gauges, an Odyssey ER-25MJ dry cell battery replacing the standard setup, with some racing seats and harnesses to strap the passengers in nice and securely.

Lastly, Bisimoto will give the exterior a comprehensive overhaul, including an Extreme Autowerks laminated wrap for the body with Type 2 graphics, and a Wasp Composites aero package for that ultimate racy look.

The finished product will be unveiled at the SEMA show on November 4.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.